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Vitamin D deficiency may increase risk for addiction to opioids and ultraviolet rays

Vitamin D deficiency strongly exaggerates the craving for and effects of opioids, potentially increasing the risk for dependence and addiction, according to a new study led by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). These findings, published in Science Advances, suggest that addressing the common problem of vitamin D deficiency with inexpensive supplements could play a… Read More »

CDC study finds coronavirus rarely kills children, but minorities at higher risk

Children from ethnic and racial minorities, those with underlying health conditions and those between the ages of 18 and 20 are more likely to die, a CDC-led research team wrote in a study published Tuesday in the agency’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The report also showed just how unusual it is for children and… Read More »

Hotel quarantine risk singled out

An independent review into Western Australia’s hotel quarantine system has found ventilation is a “key modifiable risk factor” for the transmission of COVID-19. The review was launched after a security guard, known as case 903, was infected with the highly contagious UK strain of the virus, sparking a five-day lockdown in the Perth, Peel and… Read More »

Middle-aged people with HIV and no hepatitis co-infection have a twofold increase in the risk of liver fibrosis

Having HIV almost doubles the risk of liver fibrosis, according to European research published in the online edition of the Journal of Infectious Diseases. Investigators in Denmark and the Netherlands compared rates of liver fibrosis between people living with HIV and people without HIV. Importantly, none of the participants had hepatitis B virus (HBV) or… Read More »

Women with HIV have six-fold increase in risk of cervical cancer

Vaccination, screening and treatment could achieve elimination with a decade, say World Health Organization Women with HIV have a six-fold increase in the risk of cervical cancer compared to their HIV-negative peers, investigators report in The Lancet Global Health. They also found that globally 6% of all cases of cervical cancer are in women with… Read More »

Reduce the risk of heart disease diet

This helps ensure that you’ll get all of the nutrients your body needs. Show me the recipes. If you do smoke, quitting will lower your risk for heart disease. Aortic stenosis Aortic stenosis may be congenital present from before birth, but is often diagnosed during teenage years Interestingly, some studies have also found that regularly… Read More »